03/04/14 – HOPE & ANCHOR

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7.15pm, Thursday 3 April 2014

The High White Clouds + Voksal + Alex Carson + Matthew B Ridley + Gabriella Chloe + Amy Jane Bennett


207 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 1RL


Tickets: £5 in advance, £6 on the door

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The High White Clouds

The High White Clouds play original guitar led rock and roll just for the hell of it.

In the tradition of the Stones, The Black Crowes and Primal Scream, they love the blues, gospel, soul and the rock sounds of the South. But like the Kinks and the Faces they don’t forget who they are or where they’re from. Think powerful riffs, songs you’ll end up humming, cry-baby solos, euphoric outros and dance infected rhythms.

What goes around comes around. So loosen up, let go and enjoy… It’s only rock and roll…


Voksal are a London-based three piece that began in the Spring of 2013, with a goal to create catchy new wave sounds, taking inspiration for bands such as LCD Soundsystems and The Strokes. The band wish to blend atmospheric builds and progressive sounds with eerie vocals and up-beat drums. With a year of refining their sound Voksal are now ready to present their music to venues all over Central and East London.


Alex Carson

Alex Carson is a female singer/songwriter from London. After being introduced to Dave James, former lead singer of the Lazy Darlings, in 2013 the pair decided to tackle the London music scene, performing acoustic sets with an understated yet upbeat pop-rock vibe. Now developing her style and introducing her own material, her finely tuned vocals produce an effective blend of rockability and contemporary folk, with a subtle yet surprising country twang.


Matthew B Ridley

An acoustic singer/songwriter, known for intrepid guitar playing and a voice somewhere between John Martyn and Paddy McAloon.

Citing the influences of the likes of Nick Drake, Bert Jansch, Sandy Denny, Jackson C Frank, Tim Buckley.


Gabriella Chloe

Gabriella Chloe is a singer-songwriter from London.


Amy Jane Bennett

Amy Jane Bennett is a singer-songwriter based in London. She been gigging locally for a few years now. She plays an acoustic set full of originals (with a few cheeky covers thrown in) written about life, love, friends and even Amy Winehouse.